Winchester 231 Powder 45 Acp

I’ve been using 231 behind cast bullets in .45 ACP and 38 Spl. for many years. It’s one of the best metering powders I’ve ever used. My RCBS powder measure will throw charges of 231 that are very rarely 1/10th gr. off. Good stuff.

Winchester 231 Smokeless Powder is a clean burning powder that will make clean up a breeze. Specifications and Features: Great for pistol. Wide range of cartridges from 9mm through .45ACP. Low flash signature and a medium burn rate. Clean burning.

Winchester 231 powder is a solid choice for a variety of handgun loads but is especially tailored for the 38 Special and 9mm reloads. Although it is technically designed for those reloads, it can be used for an impressive variety of other cartridges as well, ranging from 32 ACP to the 45 Long Colt.

The WIN 231 powder seems to me to be very. This is a discussion on Reloading .45 ACP within the Reloading forums, part of the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics category; I am using. Red Dot Loads For 45 Acp Loads for .45 ACP: Photo from Mark Curtis New 2012 note on .45 ACP cases using small pistol primers vs. the large pistol primers. Not long.

Looking for loading data for .45 ACP, 230 grain lead bullet, using Winchester 231 powder? I beleive the old standby was 5.7 grains, but Im not sure. Any help would be appreciated.

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Powder: Winchester 231 Primer: CCI Large Pistol Bullet: 230gr FMJ from Roze Distribution, Inc. – Zero Bullets and Ammunition Brass: Federal (range pick ups). My lyman reloading book 49th edition along with the one book, one caliber book series for the .45ACP advised of loads in the following range.

Winchester spherical powders are known for theirconsistent burn rates and clean burning characteristicsand are widely used for reloading shotshell,handgun, and rifle ammunition. An excellent choice for many handgun loads, 231 is ideally suited for 38 Special and9mm but also works well in a wide range of other cartridges from 32 ACP to 45 LongColt.

Like Sgt Preston, W231 is my "45 ACP powder" and has been for over 25 years. My standard load is 5.2 gr of W231 under a Ranier or Berrys plated 230 gr FMJ. They cycle fine in everything from a 3" Springfield MicroCompact to a 5" Govt.

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I find that 231/HP38 is the most accurate powder in my .45s, but most find that Bullseye is THE .45 powder. You can get about 1400 rounds out of a 1# can of 231/HP38. Your powder cost for most fast powders will be less than 2 cents per round, no matter the powder you use. #

Winchester 231 is a ball powder, one of the most popular handgun propellants in history. It is ideally suited to 38 Special, 45 Auto, and 9mm I have on hand 25 LBs of Winchester 231 powder, every gun show I would allways buy primers and powder, somehow I kept buying W231 for my .45acp.

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I now use 231 in .45 acp after using Unique for years. I find 231 to meter better and it is much cleaner. Following are loads that I chronoed out of a 5" S&W 1911. I do believe that Winchester's data is very conservative. Many older manuals list loads even higher than what I show here.

I going to try some Winchester 231 for 45acp. Looking for good groupings at 10 to 15 yards. What Winchester 231 45acp load do you find shoots best for you for each of the following?

Winchester 231 is a ball powder, one of the most popular handgun propellants in history. It is ideally suited to 38 Special, 45 Auto, and 9mm standard loads. Consistency, clean burning, low flash, and a broad range of applications make this powder a choice for any handgun cartridge loader.